Category: LMS, LCMS

HR Technology for 2016: Ten Disruptions on the Horizon

It’s HR Technology season, and once again vendors are introducing amazing and disruptive new technologies in all areas of HR.  I developed our “Ten Big Disruptions” report again this year, which I encourage you to read.

At a high level, let me summarize what’s going on – and as always we encourage you ... Read more»

Workday Introduces Learning: A Fresh Approach To The LMS Market

A shoe just dropped in the talent management marketplace. Workday introduced Workday Learning, the company’s new solution for learning management (LMS), career development, video content sharing, and video management. (Workday Learning is scheduled to be generally available in second half of 2016, with early availability starting this year.)

This is a significant announcement for several ... Read more»

Oracle Gains Momentum in the HR Software Market – A Story of Patience and Focus

For more than 35 years Oracle has been a player in the software market. Founded in 1977 as a database and technology company, Oracle is now one of the largest players in all areas of business software.

I recently spent a day with Oracle’s HR software product team and this article details Oracle’s history and ... Read more»

CornerstoneOnDemand Introduces New Analytics and Platform Offerings

In early May I attended the CornerstoneOnDemand (CSOD) customer conference and this year the company introduced several important new offerings.

As an introduction, CornerstoneOnDemand is one of the few independent, publicly traded talent management software companies in the marketplace.  The company competes with dozens of other talent software companies (Saba, Skillsoft, iCims, PeopleFluent, JobVite, Halogen ... Read more»

Update on Saba:  Turnaround In The Making?

Update on Saba: Turnaround In The Making?

sabaLast month Saba, a pioneer in the market for enterprise learning and talent management systems, held its annual customer conference (more than 700 learning and HR professionals attended).  I had a chance to meet with the management team, talk with many customers and employees, and talk with Saba’s new owners (Vector Capital).

My conclusion, ... Read more»

The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril

The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril

techThe HR technology landscape, which is now more than a $15 billion market in software, is exploding with growth and innovation.  We are tracking more than 100 new startups in social and referral recruiting, talent analytics, assessment science, online learning, and mid-market core HR systems. New tools to help manage employee communications, engagement, recognition, and ... Read more»

The Red Hot Market for Learning Management Systems

The Red Hot Market for Learning Management Systems

lms2We just released our newest research on the corporate Learning Management Systems market and the numbers are astounding. The market is well over $2.5 billion and grew by over 21% this year.

These are big numbers, especially since the market grew by only 13% the prior year. Why all the growth? There are four big ... Read more»

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Over the last ten years the learning technology industry has undergone radical change. With a flurry of acquisitions and many new technologies now available for learning, it is increasingly difficult for a corporate training manager to develop an integrated learning platform. In this article I review the history of this space and point out some ... Read more»

The New Best-Practices of a High-Impact Learning Organization

The New Best-Practices of a High-Impact Learning Organization

We just completed the brand new version of our enduring research, The High-Impact Learning Organization (HILO). This research, which involves several years of effort, uncovered some groundbreaking new findings and rich new set of tools and assessments to help organizations improve.

In this blog post I’ll highlight our new HILO Maturity Model, our new Enterprise ... Read more»

ADP Rocks the Talent Management Market with New Integrated Solution

ADP Rocks the Talent Management Market with New Integrated Solution

This week ADP, the largest HR company in the world, introduced its integrated talent management solution (and its own learning management system). This announcement has the potential to significantly impact the human capital and talent management software markets.

Background on ADP

You probably think ADP is a payroll company. Tt is much more.  In ... Read more»

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

The talent management systems market has been under quite a bit of stress lately.

In the last 90 days we have seen SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors, followed by Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo, and then the smaller Kenexa acquisition of Outstart and PeopleFluent acquisition of Strategia.

And while all this is going on, CornerstoneOnDemand... Read more»

Kenexa Acquires Outstart: Getting Serious about the Corporate Learning Market

Kenexa Acquires Outstart: Getting Serious about the Corporate Learning Market

This week Kenexa, one of the largest and most successful HR and talent acquisition consulting companies, announced the acquisition of Outstart, a pioneering company in the market for e-learning tools, learning management, collaboration, and mobile learning solutions. This represents a major move for Kenexa, putting the company firmly into the market for training tools, ... Read more»

The LMS Market Remains Hot with PeopleFluent Deal (but not as hot as Facebook)

The LMS Market Remains Hot with PeopleFluent Deal (but not as hot as Facebook)

The LMS market remains very hot, and so does Facebook (below). Comments on both.

This week Peoplefluent (a $100M+ talent management software company, built from the combination of Authoria and Peopleclick) announced the acquisition of Strategia, a small but very successful enterprise learning management systems company. Strategia was a Canadian enterprise LMS company with ... Read more»

Getting Bullish on SAP in the HR Marketplace

Getting Bullish on SAP in the HR Marketplace

SAP, the world’s largest application software company, just announced the best revenue and earnings growth the company has made in many years. The company’s quarterly revenues grew by 12% to over $3.4 billion Euros and profits rose by 23% to $1.6 billion. And now that the company has announced its plans to acquire SuccessFactors for ... Read more»